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jersey and virginia, from these elections we have already had, no such parallel has already taken place. we already know that the popularity of the new new deal simply is not there in practical and objective terms. even if the rosy scenarios that have karl rove chuckling and i do not come to be, everybody agrees that the democrats are going to lose a significant number of seats in the house and the senate. how significant? that is for the pathologists to predict. that fact, in and of itself, proves that the climate is very different than it needs to be to support the idea that we are entering a new new deal. the fact that these predictions so omnipresent out in the political and intellectual culture says something about why obama and the democrats have so fundamentally overreached. they thought it was true. they were working on an understanding of the political climate that actually did not track with reality. a very good explanation or one of the reasons why democrats so overreached came from j cause, someone who does political analysis. he pointed out that, in the 1960's, the committe
today with congressman jerry connelly out of virginia. here's what he says: >> raising taxes right now, which is effectively what you do when you allow the tax cuts to expire, i think does real damage to a fragile economic recovery. >> chris: here is democratic congressman jerry connelly, as you say -- >> a good friend. >> chris: he says the democratic leadership in the white house, and in congress, dead wrong. >> here's how i heard that quote. letting all of the tax cuts expire might be a problem. that is not what the democrats want to do. they don't want to let everything expire, they want to let the bush designed tax cuts expire and put new tax cuts in place that are taggetted another middle class. >> chris: he was talking specifically about the tax cuts on the wealthy. >> but again it's not just letting tax cuts expire the democrats in the white house are talking about. we are talking about doing additional tax cuts as we've already done for individuals and small businesses but targeting them, and, chris you know, the economic argument on this is tax cuts of the middle class and sm
the most vulnerable candidates. >> you have betsie marky in colorado and tom perriello in virginia and, you have a bunch who won office not long ago in 2006 and 2008 when democrats made the huge pick-ups because of public unhappiness with republican rule and they've picked up in a number of districts that were, basically, republican districts, districts that john mccain won in 2008. and, so, now that the political tide has turned, things are looking bad for them. >> julie: house speaker nancy pelosi issues an -- has a combined $218 million, is in the campaign accounts to help and save the majority and the party as u, only have so much money to pend and have spend and have a loevent daa lo endangered dems. >> if you look at the real clear politics charts and toss-ups, lean republican or likely republican, there are 65 democrats in seats like this, facing real races and the seats that are toss-ups and they lean democratics or likely democratic, there are four, count 'em, four, republicans who are in seats like that, and democrats have a lot more endangered seats to defend, and haven't done ba
and who else, let's run through some quickly, perelio in virginia, the incumbent could go and kilroy in ohio, spratt in south carolina and betsy marky and six targeted they say may not have gained traction in the polls and may have to concentrate on others and republicans need around 40 to gain control of the house and make john boehner the speaker. so that's all that democrats want to do right now is try to maintain a slim majority. >> and van holland alerted them, it's not the first time this morning. >> they woke up and read the times. >> of the d triple c. >> we only need 214 seats for majority. who told us that? it comes down to math. let us know if you think the plan will work for the democrats this morning. we'll talk with our political panel. we told the president's plan to boost the economy and some say that democrats are just at a loss when it comes to creating jobs. our political panel weighing in on that next. >> do you sleep with your cell phone in your bed? >> yeah. >> i think you're looking at three guilty culprits. you're not alon. the startling number of us who canno
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